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Water desalination and dyes separation from industrial wastewater by PES/TiO2NTs mixed matrix membranes

  • M. Shaban
  • H. AbdAllah
  • L. Said
  • Ashour M. AhmedEmail author
Original Paper
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Abstract

In this study, a simple and low-cost method is introduced to fabricate polyethersulfone/TiO2 nanotubes (PES/TiO2NTs) membranes. The titanium dioxide nanotubes (TiO2NTs) are prepared by the hydrothermal method. The diameter of the nanotubes is ranging from 10 to 13 nm. TiO2NTs/PES mixed matrix membranes of different TiO2NTs % (0.18%, 0.35%, 0.53%, and 0.85%) are prepared by phase inversion method. The effects of TiO2NTs %, dye concentration, dye type, and contact time on the dye removal percent and flux are studied. The results showed that the removal % and permeate flux of the membrane for both desalination and dyes separation are enhanced through adding TiO2NTs. Also, these membranes show nanofiltration (NF)-reverse osmosis (RO) behavior at 200 mbar vacuum pressure.

Keywords

Polyethersulfone TiO2 nanotubes Dyes separation Water desalination 

Notes

Acknowledgments

This work is partially supported by the Support and Project Finance Office, Beni-Suef University, Egypt.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Nanophotonics and Applications (NPA) Lab, Physics Department, Faculty of ScienceBeni-Suef UniversityBeni-SuefEgypt
  2. 2.Engineering Research Division, Chemical Engineering & Pilot Plant DepartmentNational Research Center (NRC)CairoEgypt
  3. 3.Department of Chemistry, Faculty of ScienceBeni-Suef UniversityBeni-SuefEgypt

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